In February 2017 we launched a new page to help families identify potential twins. This listing is based on common features such as same finding date, same location, same birth date, same physical descriptions, and compatible orphanage assigned names. The data is derived from our orphanage data books by a group of families from each of the orphanages, as well as other records. You can peruse the list under the "Birth Parent Info" tab above.
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A recent article by the Chronicle of Social Change entitled "The Truth About Intercountry Adoption’s Decline" attempts to rightfully refute assertions made by the National Council for Adoption (a pro-adoption lobbying group) that the decline in international adoptions is a result of increased regulations imposed by the U.S. State Department. After chronicling episodes that resulted, possibly, in fewer adoptions from countries such as Russia, South Korea and others (I say "possibly" because my area of expertise is not in those countries, and thus I am unable to ascertain the validity of those contentions), the article cursively mentions the declines seen in China, the adoption elephant in the room for the past two decades.
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Baby Come Home -- A Valuable Tool for BP Searching?
Families are understandably drawn to use as many tools as possible in conducting a search for their child's birth family. One more recent offering has been registering their child's information on the "Baobeihuijia" website. The idea seems enticing -- give your child's information wide broadcast, in the hopes that their birth parents or someone close to the birth family sees it and comes forward. But buried in that sentence are several potential issues.
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Latest Data Books, Etc.
We have recently published data books for Meizhou/Dapu (Guangdong), and Neiliu/Rong County (Guangxi).
Birth Parent DNA
(March 6, 2019)
Samples Processed: 323
In Process of matching: 0
Total Matches Made to Date: 50 (44 birth parent, 6 near-relative matches)